Metaverse: All facts you need to know

You might be hearing the term ‘metaverse’ quite often for the past few months. Is it just a video game? Why is this term coming to our ears too much these days? Recently Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg also changed the company name to META. So the question here is, is it something to do with Metaverse? Questions are many. So without delay, let us find out, answers to all our questions about metaverse.

What is Metaverse?

Metaverse is the future of the internet and that is just around the corner. This is the next big thing that is coming our way and that will change the way we use the internet. But before we try to understand metaverse – the future of the internet- we first need to understand the internet that we are using now.

Internet that we are using now

Internet that we are using now is called 2D world (or WEB 2). In which we are able to do many things like connecting with people on social media apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, LinkedIn. We can have discussions on Quora, Twitter on many other forums. We can have face to face communication with people through video calls on Zoom, Google Duo, or Whatsapp video calls.

The Internet has changed the way we shop through Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart. Our shopping experience is just not limited to clothing, shoes or books, but we now shop groceries online through Big basket, Groffers, Dunzzo etc. In addition to that, there are food ordering apps like Zomato and Swiggy that have reduced the dine out and changed our food eating habits. We are doing a lot through the internet that used to seems impossible back in the Year 1995. But for creators that is not enough and more coming to us through a metaverse.

What will chage in metaverse – next gen internet?

Now with metaverse, we are going one step ahead. All the above things that we are doing with the help of the internet is still in 2D, that while we shop online, we can’t enter the shop and touch and feel the product. While on being video call we can’t have the feeling of sitting in the same room with that person and understanding the body language and expression of that person.

In metaverse, we can have benefits of all these internet facilities but in 3D. You can have your office meetings in it, in which you will be having your 3D look or avatar, and virtual 3D office space around you and your teammates sitting just next to you on the chair in 3D office space for office meetings. But in reality, you are not physically present there but in your house comfortably sitting in your joggers. It is just a virtual world created in the metaverse and you got access to it to enter it.

Have you seen any sci-fi movie in which you can teleport anywhere you want? Or have you seen any Virtual reality movies it is just like that? Metaverse is a virtual world, where you can create your own space. You can enter into the virtual space where you can take any outlook or avatar in 3D. Moreover to it, you can give access to this virtual space to whom you want and they can join you in that virtual space with their desired avatar in 3D.

To get a better understanding just have a look at the video, in which Facebook CEO explain it very well.

Technology used in Metaverse

It uses 3 main technology

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)

Devices needed to enter the metaverse

  • VR headsets
  • AR glasses
  • haptics
  • other technologies

These devices can capture your body movement, facial expression and body language. In some cases, it read your mind as well to execute the command on what to do next.

Companies that builing their metaverse

  • Epic Games
  • Facebook (Meta)
  • Niantic
  • Nvidia
  • Microsoft
  • Decentraland
  • Apple

Who is building Metaverse?

How metaverse is going to change our lives?

Metaverse is going to change our lives in a drastic way. You can do many things in it like shopping, schooling, offices etc. Possibilities are endless. Some I have mentioned below.

Shopping in metaverse:

In metaverse, we will be able to do shopping in 3D and have experience of visiting the actual store, that too without going to the store. We will be able to try new clothes, shoes, purchase our groceries in the virtual world just like visiting that store physically.

Just to get a better understanding of how to shop in metaverse can be, look at the video

Office, School in Metaverse:

In future, you can have your office setup virtually on metaverse, and all office staff will get access to virtual office space in it, and there whole new office setup available on the virtual world. So you still physically be sitting in your house in your comfortable clothing and enter in space of it with your avatar and attend meetings with your colleague and roam around in your office virtual space.

Same as the office, school spaces can be created on it and all students can have access to that space and they can enter that space and have experience of visiting schools just by virtually.

Social gathering:

Now with metaverse, you will no more need physical space to have your social gathering. You can create parks, discs and virtual concerts and many more things in it and socialized there.

Play games:

There are some top games that you can play in the metaverse. Even you can earn money by just playing games in it.

  • Sandbox
  • Axie Infinity
  • Sorare
  • illuviam
  • Ultra
  • Roblox
  • zepeto
  • Minecraft
  • The sims

You can have more details on games to play in the metaverse, check the link below.

5 Best Metaverse Games To Play

5 Metaverse gaming apps you can play right now in India

Buy land in metaverse

Now that, in metaverse spaces are everything. You can purchase land to rent/build a space in it. It will be digital land called NFT(Non-Fungible Token) digital land.

Click here, to have more details on How to Buy land on metaverse?

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